We have found in recent times that local governments are making the easy decision to refuse applications that ‘don’t tick all the boxes’ in order for them to be resolved within an appeal. In speaking with specialist Planning Solicitors, we have found that Council will take all experts to early mediation, which adds significant costs to an appeal.
The best way to achieve your outcome is to have strong negotiations throughout the planning process to avoid the significant costs in an appeal. Whilst there is a small time cost for extended negotiations, it is minor compared to the excessive costs of engaging solicitors and relevant experts for an appeal process. We have had enduring success with negotiating great outcomes for our clients without ending up in the lengthy and expensive appeal process.
Another way we save our clients money.